John and Glendas trip to France and Russia travel blog














A fantastic day in Chamonix today!

The day was just perfect to get high into the Alps. We started the day by taking the cable car up Auguille du Midi - a mountain over 12,000 feet high not far from Mont Blanc. It took two cable car rides to get close to the top and then an elevator ride, inside the mountain to get to the summit. The views back down to Chamonix and of the surrounding alps were tremendous.

After lunch we took a train ride to Montenvers Mer de Glacé, again high in the alps to see a glacier. The glacier has retreated so much over the past 30 years that what is left now sits in the valley way below the railway station.

We had to take a cable car part way down the valley and then walk down another 400 steps to get to the glacier and get to walk through the ice cave.

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